This afternoon we had a new visitor to the garden. He had a very angry looking face, a yellow mustache and a crooked bow tie. I think he must have woken up on the wrong side of the branch this morning and decided it was time to investigate where all the noise was coming from. We had a lot of bird noise this afternoon.
The waxeyes always disappear into the depths of the trees whenever there is a tui about. As soon as you hear the swooping wings of the tui, they just vanish. You know they are there and every now and then you can hear them chirping away to each other. "Is he gone yet? Is it safe? Can we come out yet?" Once the all clear is given they flock back to the feeders as if there was never a threat.